Friday, August 10, 2018

Mini of the Week 8-10-18

Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Severus Agemman by Steve Garcia on Putty and Paint

Space Marines have always been a classic mini to paint. The flat surfaces of the model really allow a painter to go to town with reflections and freehand, and we definitely see both of those here. The blue of the armor really pops with the high contrast reflections. Everything is smooth and crisp and really adds an air of parade ground perfection to the model, which is a great fit for an Ultramarine. The one thing that really draws me in though is the face. The face itself is painted to a high standard, but it's the lighting effects that really make it pop. An underlit face like that always looks cool, and by using a green light they've managed to avoid the "evil" look that we commonly associate that with. 

The freehand on the shoulder pad shows off his skill, but is subdued enough to look like it fits within context. It always bothers me a bit when a warrior has a whole mural painted on them. These are just squad markings and some personal heraldry, which fits perfectly within the 40k universe. You don't commonly see purple used on Ultramarines, but I really like it. It reinforces the idea of nobility that they embody, as well as keeping the model on the cooler side, so your eyes are drawn to the face, guns, and gold. Speaking of the gold, the non-metallic metals are for them are great. Though I do think the one place this model could potentially be improved on is the silver/iron metals. They look a little flat to me, especially when compared to the blue armor. They almost like grey instead of metallic. That's a small nitpick though. The base is wonderfully understated, letting the model do all of the heavy work. Despite it not having much going on, it works great at setting the scene and adds a tinge of realism to the model that can sometimes be pushed to the extreme on 40k models (they can't all be standing heroically atop a giant rock or skull lined outcrop after all.)

Be sure to check out more views of the model on Putty and Paint and show the artists some love if you like it.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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